Many resources exist on campus that have a connection to your overall well-being and ability to do well at work and school. Caregiving responsibilities, financial stressors, and meeting the most basic needs like food and shelter and all have an impact on our mental health and wellbeing. These resources exist to support you and your peers.

Basic Needs

Food resources, Hawkeye Meal Share, housing, child care, Student Care and Assistance, and legal support are some of the resources that the Basic Needs website can connect you to:

Basic Needs and Support Website

Financial wellbeing

For students:

Students may set up an individual meeting with a financial aid advisor in MyUI as well as find tools for managing and saving money.

Learn more on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Student Life Emergency Fund

The Student Life Emergency Fund was created to assist and support University of Iowa students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at the University of Iowa.

Learn more about the Student Life Emergency Fund on the Dean of Students website.

For faculty/staff:

One-on-one appointments about budgeting and planning are available for free. Additionally, there are a number of seminars and trainings available for financial wellness. 

Learn more on the HR website.

UI Emergency Hardship Fund

The UI Emergency Hardship Fund has been established to supports costs, of up to $1000, related to an emergency event or crisis, resulting in a financial hardship. 

Learn more about the UI Emergency Hardship Fund on the HR website.

Caregiving resources

For students:

Obtaining a university degree is a challenge, and for students who also are parents, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Find information about Child Care Subsidy, Finals Child Care, and placement assistance.

Learn more about child care on the HR website.

Student Care and Assistance

Student Care and Assistance provides assistance to University of Iowa students experiencing crisis and emergency situations, such as medical emergencies, long-term illness, or the death of a family member.

Learn More about Student Care and Assistance on the Dean of Students website

For faculty/staff

Elder caregiving

Caring for aging loved ones can be complex and stressful. Supports for employees who are caregivers exists. Consultations, workshops and in-home assessments are available to help UI employees who are in the caregiving role.

Learn more about elder caregiving resources on the HR website.

Child care

Find information regarding backup child care, local child care directory and links, and spring break/summer program listings:

Learn more about child care on the HR website.